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RE: updating Entries files only

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: updating Entries files only
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 15:31:33 -0400

Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> * On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 10:53:28AM -0400 Jim.Hyslop wrote:
> > As a side note, though: don't be poking around the Entries 
> file. There
> > is rarely, if ever, any need to examine the contents of the file.
> You mean, do not poke around with them unless you are working on a
> Windows system, the server is Linux, and in the repository, there are
> two directories
> and
> where  ABC/ is empty (everything in the Attic), and abc/ contains some
> data? In this case, cvs cannot checkout abc/ because ABC/ is 
> in the way.
No, I mean "do not poke around with the CVS/Entries file".

If you get into that situation, then the solution is to (a) go rap
somebody's knuckles, then (b) fix the collision in the repository.

> If you want to use cvs, you HAVE to fiddle around with the 
> Entries file.
I would disagree completely with that statement. I've been using CVS on
Windows, with a UNIX server, for over 8 years, and I have never "had" to
fiddle with the Entries file. There have been occasions where tweaking the
Entries file was the quickest way to accomplish what I wanted, but those
times are quite rare.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. ( )
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal ( )

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